Anyways, like the title says, whenever I connect any of my USB storage devices, like my external hard drives, USB SD card reader, or even MP3 players, nothing comes up. Usually a folder or something would come up automatically. They don't even show up in My Computer anymore. But Device Manager DOES detect them, and if I right-click and save something from the internet then the drive for whatever storage device I connected shows up there too, but I can't open the root folder (like J:\) in explorer. So my computer detects everything when it connects, I just can't access it normally. Likewise, my "safely remove hard drive" icon doesn't show up in the taskbar when I connect any ext hard drive any more. Sometimes it comes up briefly but then quickly disappears. Things like USB plug'n play controllers still work, as does my mouse which is connected with USB. Also, it doesn't matter if I connect these devices on the front or back USB ports, I still get the same problem. I tried all of these devices on 2 other computers and they worked perfectly and showed up in My Computer just fine.
Also, I'm running Windows XP Home Version 2002 w/ SP2.
Edited by arekian, 17 December 2008 - 11:15 AM.